Stuck was not an obstacle as much as it was a starting point. The beginning of a new journey. If I were stuck, that meant there were others who were also stuck and would need help to figure out what to do. All I had to do was figure out a way through so I could help lead the way.
I was not looking for healing but the Lord knew what I needed better than I knew myself. I am forever grateful for my new life. And I honor the Lord and give Him all the glory for reaching out to me when I refused to reach out to Him.
If only I could make my head believe what my heart knows to be true: no amount of striving in this season will ever be necessary for me to achieve my God-given purpose. That battle between our head and our heart is our insecurity at play. Our insecurities will feel conflicted over the decisions we’ve made and we must battle to stick to them when insecurity comes knocking.
It is for our good, and God’s glory, that we learn to find the rhythm of our breathing through all seasons of life. When we journey through life, as we set one foot in front of the other, at whatever pace feels best for us, we must stop and also learn the simple rhythm of breathing in and breathing out.
With the truth no longer hidden, no longer a secret, I was able to find in the Lord what I had not the strength to do in myself: I was able to bring the shame of my past and who I had become out to the surface, and let it go.
As this Faith to Follow community continues to grow and minister to others around the world, I pray that each and every woman who finds strength here would also find hope in their own worthiness of the calling of God.
Dare to dream of a life you don’t have to control in order to enjoy.